Space colonies (Was: Otter vs. Yudkowsky: Both!)

From: D.den Otter (
Date: Mon Mar 13 2000 - 17:21:04 MST

> From: Dan Fabulich <>

> 'What is your name?' 'Damien Broderick.' 'Do you deny having written the
> following?':
> > Uh, if you don't mind losing your bones, and having all that mutagenic
> > sleet ripping through your vulnerable cells day and night forever.
> >
> > Damien
> > [am I missing some breakthru here? or is there an implicit assumption of
> > fix-everything-nano in hand before you launch?]
> No, though I was assuming that a fix to these problems, and, more
> generally, the problem of sustaining life in space, would be in hand. No
> small task, but, then, neither is transhuman AI.

Actually, the problems of zero-G and radiation can be fixed
quite easily with today's tech, see: for example.
With nanotech, you could go for the really big ones,
See: for various info
related to space habitats etc.

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